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Plant Identification
updated: Feb 25, 2013, 10:03 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

These may be natives as they are in a remote area. However, they ARE next to a dirt road & may be 'Volunteers'

About 12-18 in. tall. The 'blossoms' appear to be a modified leaf, just a different color. They appear every year about this time. Any idea what they are?

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 COMMENT 378420 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 10:12 AM

New strain of marijuana

 

 COMMENT 378433 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 10:34 AM

Indian Warrior

 

 COMMENT 378436 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 10:41 AM

Indian Paintbrush?

 

 COMMENT 378457P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 11:16 AM

Indian Warrior - google Pedicularis densiflora - especially for CalPhotos link.

 

 COMMENT 378459 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 11:19 AM

Hey that's a new one on me. Was it in SLO co.?
From the web:
Indian Warrior is a hemiparasitic plant that is commonly associated with manzanitas in much of coastal California. Pedicularis densiflora can grow by it's little lonesome (but it will be little, yellow and lonesome), but is happy to attach to a manzanita or sometimes another chaparral plant like Chamise. A pretty little perennial that is near impossible to grow in a garden.

 

 COMMENT 378460 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 11:20 AM

Indian paintbrush leaves are different. Googled Indian Warrior & that looked right.

 

 COMMENT 378589 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 03:57 PM

433 for the win! hmmm..according to Wiki, it has some mild psychoactive properties(but is totally legal)

 

 COMMENT 378635 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 05:36 PM

hmmm... I think you get the win, now 589.

 

 COMMENT 378704P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 10:52 PM

I have a friend who catalogs native flowering plants and their locations and bloom times. OP, can you say where they are?

 

 COMMENT 378771 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 08:29 AM

Off Paradise road?

 

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